Program Details

Many of the children attending this school have lost their parents, some have been abandoned. They live with either foster parents or other family members. Volunteers at ACC’s school in Bagamoyo, 75 km from Dar es Salaam, teach Eng-lish to nursery, primar
Location:
Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of; Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Education
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
English is a common language in Tanzania because the country was a British colony. However, there is a lack of quality English education. Tanzanian children are very eager to learn English. You may also assist with sports, music, drawing lessons, games and other activities.

Many of the children attending this school have lost their parents, some have been abandoned. They live with either foster parents or other family members. Volunteers at ACC’s school in Bagamoyo, 75 km from Dar es Salaam, teach Eng-lish to nursery, primary and secondary school students. Vo-lunteers may also teach math and/or science. Volunteers teach from 2 -3 hours/day, five or six days a week. You can also help with sports and music lessons

It is a big challenge to live and work in a poor country. It de-mands courage, some experience and the ability to adapt. It can be overwhelming, especially at first, to have to adjust to completely new conditions, communicate in a foreign lan-guage etc. Things are not as you are used to, the climate, the food, the atmosphere – everything is different. During your work you will be faced with a harsh social reality and experience things a tourist would never see. To take part in the voluntary work program, maturity, flex-ibility, independence and the desire to do social work are ne-cessary. Your stay is an experience you will never forget. Volunteering in Tanzania enables you to experience this great country up close and personal.
Setting Description:
Arusha is one of the bigger cities in the north of Tanzania at the base of Mt. Meru, not far from the border with Kenya. It is well known as an African congress center containing the site for the International Tribunal for the Rwandan Genocide. Climate The climate varies from tropical along the coast to temperate in the highlands. The coastal region is tropical with relatively high humidity. The average temperature is moderated by the sea breeze, especially on the islands, and ranges between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius. In the mountainous areas of the Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Mara regions the temperature occasionally drops below 15 degrees Celsius at night during the months of June and July. There are two rainy seasons - from mid March through May and in November – December, when it rains only a few hours during the day.

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